Baker Free Library

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The Baker Free Library strives to provide educational resources and high-quality programs to children of all ages. In the Children's Room, you'll find books and materials for every type of reader, and a full calendar of programs designed with every age group in mind. To learn about programs for our youngest patrons, please visit this page. For school-age children, read on below!


Library Cards

Library cards are free and available to all Bow residents age 6 or older. Visit the library to get yours! Parents/caregivers will need to show proof of Bow residence when signing up. Dunbarton residents who attend Bow schools are also eligible for a free library card.

Monthly Groups & Clubs

The following programs are offered at the Library monthly during the academic school year.  Registration is recommended for all programs unless otherwise noted, as space and resources are limited. To register your child, or to learn more about a particular event, please visit our online calendar.

Art • Lab
Second Wednesday of the Month | 3:30pm
A program for young artists, creators, and storytime graduates. Listen to a story each month, then take part in sensory, art, and engineering activities designed to inspire our creativity and curiosity. Activities may include mixed media projects and painting, so come prepared to get messy! Recommended for Grades K-4, in the company of a parent or caregiver. Younger children may need assistance with certain projects.


Nature Explorers
First Thursday of the Month | 4:00pm
Become a nature explorer with this new after-school club! Meeting monthly, this group will learn about animals, plant life, weather and the natural world. Create and fill your own nature journal as we explore the great outdoors, with hands-on art projects, science experiments, games and activities. Recommended for Grades 2 and Up.


I Survived Book Club
Third Thursday of the Month | 4:00pm
Learn about history's most incredible battles, man-made mishaps and natural disasters with books from the "I Survived" series, written by Lauren Tarshis! A new book will be selected for discussion each month, with copies provided by the library. Following each discussion, readers will explore each topic through STEAM-based activities and experiments. Recommended for readers in Grades 3-6, or children reading at those grade levels.

Vox Books

Books with Built-in Audio!

Vox Books are popular picture books  and chapter books that come with a built-in audio player! Take them on the road, in the car, or listen from home to help children build essential literacy skills. Each player includes both a speaker and a headphone jack, for private or group listening. These titles are located next to the children's audiobooks, and loan for 2 weeks at a time. Limit two per patron.

Tinker Kits

Borrow more than just books!

With a library card, families can now borrow Tinker Kits from the Baker Free Library. These kits include two books each on a scientific topic, as well as games, toys and manipulatives that help children explore and engage with the world around them. Currently, the library circulates 7 Tinker Kits:

Magnetism Kit
Recommended for Ages 3-6

Nature Kit
Recommended for Ages 4+

Coding Kit
Recommended for Ages 7+

Piano Kit (*NEW!)
Recommended for Ages 5+

Ukulele Kit (*NEW!)
Recommended for Ages 5+

Ocean Kit (2)
Recommended for Ages 4+

Simply search for "Tinker Kit" in the library catalog to learn more. The library also circulates a telescope for budding stargazers! The Orion StarBlast 4.5 Reflector Telescope, provided by the New Hampshire Astronomical Society, is available to borrow with a valid library card (borrower must be 18 or older).

Great Stone Face Book Award

The Great Stone Face Book Award is sponsored by the Children's Librarians of New Hampshire (CLNH), and is given each year to an author whose book receives the most votes from fourth through sixth grade students throughout the state. Each year, a committee chooses 20 recently published titles, which children then use as a guide for voting. The vote takes place every April during National Library Week, and the winner is announced in May. The purpose of the award is to promote reading enjoyment, to increase awareness of contemporary writing, and to allow children to honor their favorite books and authors.

The winner of the Great Stone Face Award for 2024
is Odder by Katherine Applegate!

Stop by the Great Stone Face Display at the Library to check out the 2024-2025 Nominees. We have multiple copies of each title available, including several audiobooks. We also offer eBooks and audiobooks to download through the Libby app.